Tanzania: India Appeals to Ease Tanzanite Export Restrictions

India has appealed to Tanzania to lift the restriction imposed on export of tanzanite weighing over one gram and subsequently double its export tax as a measure to curtail illegal trade of the blue gemstone.

Since Tanzania decided to ban export of raw tanzanite in 2012, it had...

Africa: Contourglobal Sets Innovation Into Action On Rwanda's Lake Kivu


For decades, Rwanda's 80 km long Lake Kivu, with its high concentration of methane and carbon dioxide, has been seen as a risk due to its potential for toxic release.

Extracting methane from the lake will now reduce environmental hazards while bringing electricity to millions of people.